Vintage Butter Knives With Opalescent Plastic Handles. 1960s Boxed Set of 6 Tea Knives. White Handled Butter Knives. Ideal For A Tea Party

Vintage Butter Knives With Opalescent Plastic Handles. 1960s Boxed Set of 6 Tea Knives. White Handled Butter Knives. Ideal For A Tea Party


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Vintage from the 1960s


Metal, Plastic

Vintage Butter Knives With Opalescent Plastic Handles. 1960s Boxed Set of 6 Tea Knives. White Handled Butter Knives. Ideal For A Tea Party

Description ~

An extremely smart and complete set of 6 English small and dainty butter knives (tea knives), with mirror-like shiny blades that are probably stainless steel (possibly chrome plated), and extremely eye catching opalescent white plastic handles. The blades have no mark, or stamp and do not need polishing as they will not tarnish, so no maintenance with this set of butter knives! The handles literally shimmer as the catch the light and when combined with their smart box, they are the height of 1960s tea time glamour!

This entire set is in excellent condition. These elegant knives would make an ideal gift for a fan of afternoon tea. They have a very smart box too, which has a black velvet lining and bright white satin lining inside the lid. These knives are just perfect for generously slapping and spreading cream and jam on your scones!

I love to find vintage butter knives with brightly coloured and unusual handles, its a collecting habit of mine - so I was delighted to find these!

Condition ~

The knives are in excellent vintage condition. The blades are in excellent condition, as are the handles. There may just be a tiny little fleck or miniscule scratch on the handles, but this is perfectly commensurate with age and use and really is so minor that it does not spoil the knives at all. In fact any such marks can barely be spotted. They are in excellent sound and useable condition and still look very smart and shiny.

The box is in good and clean condition inside and is lined with satin and velvet, which has no marks or stains. All hinges and fastenings are in good working order. There is the odd exceptionally minor knock and the lid doesn't quite line up perfectly with the base when closed, but this is a really minor point and not noticeable and no problem at all.

Any further wear is commensurate with age and use. Please just ask if you would like further photos.

Dimensions ~

Each knife measures 6 inches (15.2cm) long

The box measures: 7 3/8 x 5 x 1 1/4 inches (18.7 x 12.7 x 3.1cm)

All measurements approximate.

Packaging and Shipping ~


Your item will be carefully packaged and prettily gift wrapped FOR FREE in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Please see some of my other listings for examples of my pretty packaging. Please read my shipping policies before ordering and I will always combine postage with any other items you may be ordering at the same time, where possible, to give you the fairest price.

**Due to value, this item will only be sent 1st class 'signed for' to UK addresses, and tracked and/or 'Signed for' (depending on availability at the final destination) to international addresses outside of the UK**

FREE CHRISTMAS THEMED GIFT WRAPPING! Just select the Christmas gift wrapping free shipping upgrade at the checkout. Ribbon and parcel decoration may vary from the example in the photo, but will be just as pretty.

**If you are resident outside of the UK and nervous about ordering china from abroad please don't be. I take tremendous care to wrap all my items to the highest standard regardless of the distance they travel, near or far, by land or air. Please see my customer reviews, which confirm how well and carefully I package my orders and, of course, if you have any concerns or questions just ask and I will get back to you straight away**

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Please note, it is not possible to reserve items for first time customers, I'm very sorry. I can only reserve an item for a repeat customer, for a strict 24 hour period only.
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